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3 reasons to choose an attorney familiar with going to trial

When people think about divorces, most don't think they'll end up at a trial. For the most part, it's possible to avoid going to trial if both parties agree to their settlement arrangements and child custody issues. However, in contentious divorces, it's less likely that a couple can come to a fair agreement. In that case, both people will likely need to go to court for a divorce trial.

The only time people usually end up in court is if they can't agree. When that happens, you need an attorney who is familiar with the trial process for divorces. He or she will need to file a motion to seek assistance from a judge. A court hearing is then scheduled and the judge listens to each side's arguments.

Criminal charges for growing marijuana in Denver still happen

Since Colorado became the first state to legalize adult retail marijuana sales and recreational marijuana use, many other states have followed suit. Many people, both visitors and residents alike, may fall victim to incorrect assumptions about state and municipal marijuana laws. This is especially true when it comes to growing marijuana.

Under the new laws allowing for adult use, Colorado residents over the age of 21 can grow marijuana for personal use in their own homes. However, there are limits in place, both at the state and city level, that can result in criminal charges. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the laws to avoid a serious criminal charge.

2 infamous organized crime rackets from history

Rackets are businesses or organizations that engage in illegal activities like sex trafficking, drug trafficking, prostitution, illegal weapons sales and counterfeiting. These criminal organizations -- which are sometimes referred to as "mobs," "the mafia" or "organized crime groups" -- seek to make large profits quickly via criminal activities.

Organized crime has also found its way into other areas of business. For example, mafia organizations might infiltrate labor unions to take money out of worker pension accounts, or they might infiltrate corporations to pilfer corporate accounts of millions of dollars in funds.

Racketeering and RICO violations: What do these charges involve?

A RICO violation or racketeering offense relates to involvement in an organized group engaged in criminal behavior.

Normally, when we think of a RICO violation, we think of organized crime and the mafia, but RICO can cover much more than that.

Handling a challenging co-parent relationship

Dealing with an ex on child custody matters isn't always going to be fun or easy. For people who are co-parenting, the situation is often even more challenging because these parents must work closely together for the sake of the children.

When things do get tough during a co-parenting situation, things can devolve quickly. Here are some tips to help you and your ex overcome the problems and move on with a successful co-parenting relationship:

What to do if you face fraud charges or allegations

In the business world, allegations of fraud can arise any number of ways. Whether or not there is any basis to allege fraud, this can ruin the business relationships and reputation of a person accused of fraud, completely dismantling a business or career.

If you face fraud charges, you should consider your next actions carefully. The responses you choose may greatly impact your options when it comes to building your legal defense, and you want to keep as many options available as you can.

What is computer embezzlement?

As mentioned in the previous articles, embezzlement is one of the most common types of white collar crime. Embezzlement could be as simple as a cashier shortchanging customers here and there in the hope that no one catches on.

Embezzlement could also involve the complex manipulation of computers through what investigators and corporate financial security experts refer to as "computer embezzlement."

How embezzlement charges happen

When embezzlement occurs, an employee -- or individual in a position of trust -- steals property or money from the party that was trusting him or her. As embezzlement involves theft, it is considered to be a form of larceny.

Usually embezzlement relates to money or property that an employee steals or transfers into a bank account for his or her personal uses. It's one of the most common types of white collar crimes.

A collaborative divorce is the answer to reducing stress

Collaborative divorces are like they sound. They are divorces where two people collaborate to come up with a fair solution to their custody arrangements and financial concerns. Collaborative divorces are, on the whole, a peaceful way to end a marriage and can be a great foundation for working together in the future if you have children.

A collaborative divorce is calmer because you don't need to fight each other in court. Instead, you and your spouse can work together to find an amicable solution to how you divide your assets or provide for your children. Divorce is emotionally draining, but if you can work together, it has the potentially to be less so. Why else might this be the right choice for you?

Thinking about marriage? Don’t forget the prenup

When you got married the first time, creating a prenuptial agreement was the furthest thing from your mind. You and your wife were fresh out of college and a marital agreement seemed pointless. When you divorced many years later, you could not help but wonder if a prenup would have made a difference in the outcome.

Now that you are thinking about going for round two, the last thing you want is to repeat your prior mistakes. That means that this time, you should take steps to protect your assets. While sitting down with your future fiancé to talk about what will happen if you split up does not sound like the best way to start off a marriage, it may actually provide you both with a sense of security.



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